The History of Morris County, New Jersey:
It has just begun to be written.
“Is Iustus Exorsus Futurus Scriptum”
In 1986, The Morris County Heritage Commission, sponsored by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders conducted the first county-wide cultural resources survey.
Undertaken back then by the professional consulting firm known as Acroterion, each of the thirty-nine municipalities that make up Morris County was surveyed to locate and identify sites important historically and culturally both to Morris County and the United States.
As over twenty years have passed since The Acroterion’s report, Morris County’s Department of Planning and Public Works has begun taking stock of its historic and cultural features, primarily to:
- document changes that have occurred over the last 20 years to existing historic sites
- add historic sites that were over-looked in 1986
- define boundaries for historic districts
- verify what sites have been demolished
- verify what sites have been relocated into or out of Morris County
- showcase the broad spectrum of cultural resources Morris County offers
- map Morris County’s historic sites
If you know of any changes to a historic structure in Morris County, please fill out and submit the Public Report Form. This will help keep our database as up-to-date as possible.
- Cemetery Burial Sites
- Employees of the Morris Canal
- Freeholders of Yesterday
- Historic Maps
- Municipal Surveys
- Street Histories